At the altar

I spent yesterday in an all-day silent retreat with my MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) class. Only one session left. I'd set an intention for the day, not to compare it to my past all-day meditation practices at the Mindfulness Practice Center (Fairfax) and to welcome the day with renewed hope. May we heal this broken world of ours, one sacred breath at a time. 
at the day's altar
i seek the Universe's light
to reflect Life's poetry back to me

at the day's altar 
i offer my conscious breath
grateful to have lived another day

after eight spells
this intimate group of believers
awakens my commitment to
kapwa . . . togetherness

i walk through the window of wonder 
with a deeper practice of sacred breath
and inner connectedness